NBC Parents PlugIn!
Parent Volunteers Needed for the FUN FRENZY
Friday, May 5, 2017, 5 to 8PM
We have one final all-school event and we need your help! The FUN FRENZY will be held on May 5 from 5 to 8PM at NBC Middle School and we need at least 12 to 15 parent volunteers with completed background checks (just requires you to fill out a form in the office at least a week in advance and allow them to make a copy of your driver's license). The FUN FRENZY includes bubble balls, inflatables, pizza, a movie, and video games.
If you would be willing to volunteer, please email Mrs. Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Thank you in advance!
Congratulations to our PowerSchool/WESCO Winner!
Congratulations to Heidi Munoz who won the $50 WESCO gift card! We drew from the names of all NBC parents who were automatically signed up to receive PowerSchool grade reports via email by February 28. April Lipka was the winning high school parent! While our drawing is over, it is not too late to sign up to receive automatic grade reports. (Scroll Down for Instructions)
Looking for Clever Ideas - Staff Appreciation
We need your ideas for gifts for staff for Staff Appreciation in May (clever messages attached to candy, water, fruit, a flower--think Pinterest!) and would love to hear your suggestions. Please email email@example.com
Easy-Peasy, 2-Hour Summer Volunteer Opportunity
We have been asked to volunteer to welcome riders to camp at NBC Middle School for the One Day Ride Across Michigan again August 11, 12, and 13. (This was great fun last year!) We are looking for volunteers, so pencil it in! This was an awesome fundraiser for our middle school and takes just two hours of time per volunteer.
June 9 - Last Day at NBC for 8th Graders!
We are looking for parents who want to volunteer to help plan ways to make our 8th graders' final day of school at NBC memorable! Please contact Stacey Peets or Kris Tank (see numbers below).
$25 and completed form is due by Tuesday, March 28 for the 8th Grade Trip to Grand Rapids.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, March 29, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 30 is a half-day; No School March 31 as Spring Break begins.
If you are willing to donate facial tissues please send them to school with your child.
Plug-In To PowerSchool
Are you wondering what your child’s grades are, if homework is being turned in, or how he/she did on a test? You can easily set up an automated report that comes to your email inbox as often as you want it! Once you set up e-mail notifications you are set for the entire school year! And you could win a $50 Wesco Gift Card paid for by a parent fundraiser.
4 EASY STEPS
1. Go to http://ps-mo.muskegonisd.org/public
2. Find the letter from NBC Middle School or Montague High School with your child’s username and password on it. (If you can’t find it, contact the school office and ask for a new copy!)
3. When signing in for the first time, follow the prompts and enter the username and password. You will be prompted to set up a new username and password. If you are a returning user, sign in using the username and password you created.
4. Once you login you will see a page that lists classes, grades and absences on the right and a navigation bar to the left. Click on the E-mail Notifications Tab on the navigation bar. Then click the box next to one or both of these reports:
Summary of Current Grades and Attendance
Detail Report Showing Assignment Scores for Each Class
Next, click the drop down box in the “How Often?” to select when you would like to get the notification. Finally, add any additional email addresses you would like the report sent to.
The following tabs in the navigation bar will also be helpful:
Grades/Attendance Tab: Click the current grade for any class and a list of all assignments and grades for the class will open. Assignments not turned in will be listed as a dash or a zero.
Account Preferences Tab: This is used to update email address or to change username or password.
Decades of research collected by the National Parent Teacher Association show that when parents are involved students have:
· Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates
· Better school attendance
· Increased motivation, better self-esteem
· Lower rates of suspension
· Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
· Fewer instances of violent behavior
Facial Tissues Needed!
We all know how many facial tissues our kids go through at home - imagine supplying a whole school with tissues! If you are able to send a box or two in with your child in the next few weeks that would be awesome! Thanks so much for this support.
Call us if you have any questions:
Parents PlugIn! Co-Chairs
Kristin Tank - 231-894-5419 and Stacey Peets - 231-286-6331
or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NBC Parents PlugIn! has a vision to work hand-in-hand with the school to help our kids, help parents, and help our school staff. We want to be an added connection point between staff and parents to ensure smooth communication and answers to questions.
We are a group of parents speaking positively about our school to generate support from others in our community, and we are parents who know each other, talk to each other, know each others' kids, and help each other when possible.
NBC Parents PlugIn is NOT a fundraising group although we support school fundraisers; we are NOT a political group, although there may be opportunities to share our opinions with lawmakers about things that could hurt or help our kids; we are NOT a place to complain; and we are not an independent, formal non-profit organization with a budget and officers.